What did NAF 2019 teach me about courage?
Recently I went to the National Arts Festival in Makhanda (Grahamstown) to debut my one-woman show, #selflove at the fringe. At the start of the week, my friends would say things like: “Urs you’re being so courageous with your show”. I’m puzzled because this apparent ‘courage’ feels scary and terrifying. I was beyond stressed. After performing six shows, this ‘courage’ thing took some inner-work. Here’s what I found:
Brene Brown breaks down the Latin meaning for the word courage: “To speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.” This resonates with me A LOT more than what is usually defined as courage.